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Fusarium Head Blight and Wisconsin Wheat Harvest in 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shawn P. Conley, Extension Soybean and Small Grains Agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Fusarium head blight (FHB) or scab has been relatively low in most Wisconsin winter wheat fields this season. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Northern Corn Leaf Blight Update – June 29, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Since the first 2016 confirmation of northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) in Wisconsin on June 16, we have received additional corn samples from other areas of the state in my … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 16

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison The University of Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology team has completed leaf disease ratings at all Wisconsin winter wheat variety trials this … Continue reading

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Northern Corn Leaf Blight Positively Identified in Wisconsin in 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison I was hoping that I would write this article later in the year. But it has happened relatively early for us. We have positively confirmed northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) … Continue reading

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New video: Winter Wheat In-Season Disease Management Part III

Damon Smith Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) in winter wheat? If a fungicide has not been applied yet, and  stripe rust is present, a fungicide should be considered to control FHB and stripe rust together. Timing of application of control products is … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – June 1

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison A new blog post on the WISCONSIN FIELD CROPS PATHOLOGY website. Despite the warm and rainy pattern that much of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Corn Disease Management Update Video

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Now that the corn crop has been planted, you are probably thinking about disease and pest management once the crop emerges. After the 2015 field season, disease management is on everyones … Continue reading

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What about Fungicide on Alfalfa for Dairy Production in Wisconsin?

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Thinking about fungicide for your alfalfa crop in Wisconsin? Typically in a 30-day cutting interval on alfalfa, like that used in dairy production in Wisconsin, foliar diseases cause minimal damage. Coupled … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 24

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology Crew scouted winter wheat near Sharon, Wisconsin and Arlington Wisconsin yesterday. Wheat in these locations ranges from emerging … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Winter Wheat Disease Update – May 11, 2016

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Brian D. Mueller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison It was only a matter of time…. Today we confirmed the first observations of stripe rust in Wisconsin for 2016. Brian Mueller, … Continue reading

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